Maruti sacks 5 more workers, hires 100 new for Manesar unit

Maruti Suzuki India today said it has dismissed five more workers at its Manesar plant on disciplinary grounds while recruiting 100 new people to replace the existing workers, who have refused to sign the good conduct bond.

In a statement, the company said five workers were dismissed “on charges of attack on three supervisors and a worker last Friday”. It added that an FIR was lodged against the dismissed workers at the Manesar Police Station.

During the first two days of the stand-off that began on August 29, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) had dismissed five permanent workers. With the latest dismissal, the total number dismissed worked has gone to 10.

MSI had also suspended 26 permanent workers and discontinued the services of another 18 trainees on disciplinary grounds.

The workers could not be reached for comments.

In the meantime, MSI said it recruited the first batch of 100 new regular workers to meet the manpower shortfall at Manesar plants.

“In the last two days, the company has identified a significant number of eligible and capable people. From among them, the first batch of 100 people has been issued appointment letters today,” the statement said.

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